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FOX News
Jan 19, 2013 12:00am EST
law enforcement official, gun rights activists who know firsthand why so many americans have chosen to arm themselves in order to protect their families. first, let's recap what was proposed earlier this we thiek. in addition, the president outlined legislative proposals and calling for the passage of a universal background check, something that critics say could lead to a gun ordinance data base and wants the assault weapons ban reinstated, an a ten round limit on magazines, and restrictions on bullets that can be possessed and manufactured and discussed a new gun trafficking law that penalizes those who help criminals obtain firearms, on wednesday, the americans called on americans to pressure their ehe lekted representatives in supporting these measures. let's take a look. >> get them on record, ask your member of congress if they support universal background checks to keep guns out of the wrong hands, ask if they support a ban on military style assault weapons and high capacity magazines, if they say no, ask them why not. ask them what's more important, doing whatever it takes t
MSNBC
Jan 17, 2013 8:00am PST
create new laws, how do they know they would be effective? that's one of the things that in covering congress you see that up close, is while they understand that there is a critical need, it's an issue that matters to people, what can they do to would actually make a difference if they put all this political capital into it. so background checks might be a place to begin. high capacity magazines, there might be a place to start with that. well, manufactures will then adjust to work around whatever a new law would b it's complex, it's difficult and one of the most important things to watch is the impact of the president's sort of campaign style tour, when he visits places around the country, urges people to take action, will we hear the phones going off in this place? will people be emailing and writing to their members of congress demanding some sort of action? that's the sort of thing that members of congress pay attention to. and we don't have a sense yet of where people are in terms of not just the polling, but what would they be willing to do to reach out to their own personal m
CNN
Jan 16, 2013 9:00am PST
a reality. because while there is no law or set of laws that can prevent every senseless act of violence completely, no piece of legislation that will prevent every tragedy, every act of evil, if there's even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there's even one life that can be saved, we've got an obligation to try. and i'm going to do my part. as soon as i'm finished speaking here, i will sit at that desk and i will sign a directive giving law enforcement, schools, mental health professionals and the public health community some of the tools they need to help reduce gun violence. we will make it easier to keep guns out of the hands of criminals by strengthening the background check system. we will help schools hire more resource officers, if they want them, and develop emergency preparedness plans. we will make sure mental health professionals know their options for reporting threats of violence. even as we acknowledge that someone with a mental illness is far more likely to be a victim of violent crime than the perpetrator. and while year after year those who oppose even mo
FOX News
Jan 15, 2013 10:00pm PST
news that you have placed the safety of every active and retired law enforcement officer and their family in jeopardy. we will hold you accountable for your actions. we say to janet, shame on you. >> when the money came a lot of women came. >> he might be known as a rapper, here in atlanta known for having 11 kids and ten baby mamas. ♪ >> to get one, i had to deal with 11. nine girls and two boys. >> greta: all that's incredible. we have that and much more in minutes, but first, the republican congressman steve shockman warning president obama, actually threatening to seek impeachment. why the threat? congressman joins us, nice to see you. >> thanks for having me. >> greta: tell me congressman, why do you want impeachment. president. >> as i told in my statement we want all tools available to use, including that impeachment, but i think that the limelight focused on that, but we talked with lawsuits and the reason we're doing this, we have a president who stepped over the line, has taken his authority. most executive orders are really meant for the executive branch. he
FOX News
Jan 16, 2013 2:00am PST
to the nation about gun control he will ask congress to make universal background checks the law of the land for any one in any state who wants to buy a gun. he also wants a renewal of assault weapons ban and ammunition magazines that carry more than 10 rounds. >> this is something you have to address as a nation not something you can do alone through executive action not something you can do with even a series of laws that congress might pass. this is a problem that touches on a variety of areas of american land and it needs to be approached broadly. >> the president says this week there are certain changes he can make to the laws that govern guns and ammo with executive orders. but this weekend republican senator lindsay graham says an executive order like that would have bipartisan opposition in the congress. one of the gop officers in the senate explained why. >> he said a day or two ago he didn't think the senate would be voting on the gun legislation. that doesn't mean the president has the right to go beyond the constitution. >> this morning's announcement who wrote letters about con
FOX News
Jan 18, 2013 1:00pm PST
>> neil: i want you to meet andrew, after rushing through a law to combat gun violence in new york is rushing to make sense of it. >> neil: welcome, i'm neil cavuto. introduced on monday, signed into law on tuesday and big oh, oh. so urgent and fast, what have they wrote? new york governor three-day review to ram through that gun law, just one problem, folks who actually stopped to read it are now confused by it. here is why. the police are worried fearing that ban on magazines with more than seven bullets may also apply to them to cops that use twice that amount. governor's office says, no, police officers possessing clips more than 7 bullets are not in violation of the law and they never will be, period. so to amend the law to exempt the police if the governor doesn't do so himself. all of this, my next guest says, if the law wasn't rammed through in the first place. new york senator voted against it, wants a petition drive to repeal it and urge all her fellow lawmakers to at least read it. it would appear they did not. what do you think they should do now? >> we set up an online
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2013 10:00am PST
on the toughest gun laws in the nation, but in congress senate sxwrort leader harry reid pours cold water on an assault weapons ban unless the house acts first. >> let's be realistic. in the senate we're going to do what we think will get through the house, and i don't think going through these eyeragses to say we've done something. >> mother of ben wheeler tells rachel maddow that action on guns should trump politics. >> it's not just republican, democrat -- >> no, no. >> independent. that is the thing that is just blowing my mind that i feel like it's really not about your party. >> it's not. it's not. >> i really feel like it's about our children. >>> coming clean. disgraced pro cyclist lance armstrong confesses to oprah winfrey he used performance enhancing drugs to win the tour de france. >> we were mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers. >> could he face criminal charges? >>> critical vote. chuck schumer says he will back chuck hagel as defense secretary. secretary of state hillary clinton with a long-time ally, liberia's president ellen johnson surleaf. >> it's important to
FOX News
Jan 19, 2013 7:30am PST
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CNN
Jan 15, 2013 4:00pm PST
of these houses for code violations but not for so-called birth tourism. that's because under current federal laws, it's not illegal. >> legally barred from denying a visa on the basis of someone being pregnant. >> reporter: that's the way it should be, say the parents of 3 month old francine. the family traveled to a u.s. maternity hotel so she could be born in america. dad is a naturalized u.s. citizen and says he understands why chinese citizens come to the u.s. to give birth. >> they pay the fee, they got a visa, they do it legally so some people are upset saying the chinese are taking advantage of the services. well, can say the same thing to americans, some of them, taking advantage of chinese services in china. >> reporter: back at this house, workers continue to move in baby items, prep for meals and the shadow industry continues to thrive right in the open. kyung lah. >>> executive order. president obama is making good on his promise to support new ways to curb gun violence. tomorrow he's expected to embrace 19 steps, 19. they like having lots of things on their list of things to do. he s
CNN
Jan 16, 2013 8:00am PST
to do some things on his own, much of it perhaps will be focused only some laws that are already on the books, enforcing those laws. we expect the president to push for data gathering, information on weapons that have been used in crimes. those are some things that the president will push through in executive order. >> all right. again lothian standing by for us on the north lawn of the white house, keeping an eye on the president's movements as well. we're on the countdown to seeing the president live. we should also mention to you that new york is one step ahead of the president it looks like one step ahead of the nation in this particular movement. the governor, andrew cuomo, signed into law a sweeping gun control law. it is the first such law enacted in response to the newtown shooting massacre. that law expands the state's existing assault weapons ban it also limits the size of gun magazines to seven rounds, just seven rounds. that's smaller than some of the actual capacities of guns. this law also includes measures to better keep firearms away from mentally ill people and i
FOX News
Jan 19, 2013 11:30am PST
to government as a first resource instead of a last resort. we have more laws on the books regarding guns than ever now, especially in chicago where over 500 people were murdered in 2012. why isn't the president out there in chicago? the answer is not more legislation, it ends up in the homes of fatherless children and the media there's no republican they can turn into the devil, are now going after the nra. they never talk about the law abide be citizens of the country who are not breaking the law and the more laws you pass are not upon people who want to break the law to suddenly become law abiding. >> jon: what about the theaterics at that news conference, putting those kids on the stage behind him. rich lawrie, an occasional guest on this program wrote in the national review, barack obama set a new standard for stupidly exploittative white house events. >> i think that's really an unfair criticism. it was children who were killed at sandy hook, and it was children who had written to the president saying this is what we can do, can you do something? it was an emotional pitch, yes, it was ag
FOX News
Jan 17, 2013 5:00pm PST
they need to help reduce gun violence. >> bill: outgauge in progun circles about a possible law compelling medical people to ask some americans about gun ownership. we'll get to the bottom of that. >> the more i think about it, the more it seems that colin powell's appearance on meet the press was well coordinated with the white house. charges by laura ingraham by powell and others played the race card at the behest of president obama. ms. ingraham will be here. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone, the factor begins right now. >> bill: hi, i'm i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. evil on the internet. that is the subject of this evening's talking points memo. whether we know it or not all of us are being influenced by the net. the machines have changed everything in our lives. 245 million americans three quarters of the population have access to the net. worldwide 2.4 billion people have net capability. a third of the world's population. and as you know, if you use the internet, there is a tremendous evil available at your finger tips. pedophilia, drug dealing, v
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 6:00pm PST
use if that use was generally recognized as being a sporting purpose. it was already the law, but he took executive action under that law to ban the importation of specific weapons. the gun control act of 1968 that gave him that power was passed in the wake of robert kennedy and martin luther king. and it is what gave george h.w. bush to take that executive action that he took banning some rifles. in 1989, two months after that schoolyard massacri in stockton, california. years later, president clinton followed in his footsteps. president clinton, in 1998, took executive action as president to ban the importation of more than 50 different kinds of semiautomatic assault weapons. and it was in addition to the assault weapons ban. this was further action taken by the president alone in 1998. he took executive action to ban the importation of certain kinds of guns. today, president obama became yet another modern president to use his executive authority for reform of gun-related laws. president obama did not use his authority as his predecessors did. and i mean that in this sense. none o
CBS
Jan 14, 2013 11:00pm PST
to that single incident. now the city of oakland is making a big money bet on a legendary law money to come in and turn -- law man to come in and turn things around. a controversial crime fighting tactic he calls a must have, might be a tough sell. >> reporter: it was a bloody weekend for oakland and a stronger argument for the city's soon to be hired police consultant to impose one of hiscontroversial policies stopping and searching suspicious people otherwise known as stop and frisk. he told cbs 5 he won't back off from what he believes works. >> for any city to say they don't do stop and frisk i'm sorry they don't know what the hell they are talking about. >> reporter: the practice has come under fire. civil rights groups in new york are suing police for stopping and searching people in privately owned buildings. officers were given access by landlords. >> there is a stop and frisk policy that is constitutional i am not against that. >> you don't get to stop random people walking down the street because they are african american male, because they are
FOX News
Jan 22, 2013 3:00pm PST
and it reaches the president's desk, he would not stand in the way of bill becoming law. >> so it appears that pressure is building on senator reid to act. meanwhile late today, sources say speaker boehner told g.o.p. members behind closed dors the house budget chairman paul ryan is working on a budget plan that would balance within ten years. boehner says he applauds that goal and shares it. >> bret: mike emanuel live on the hill. thank you. more than 24 hours after promising to respond to the threat of climate change, president obama has something else to respond to tonight. nebraska's governor approved a new route for the controversial keystone oil pipeline to put the ball scarily in the president's court. chief white house correspondent ed henry tells us that is one issue getting a second look tonight. >> attending a prayer service after a long night of celebrating the start of his second term. ♪ ♪ >> president obama woke up to a flood of cheerleading headlines about how he offered an aggressive liberal vision to act on major issues. >> we will respond to the threat of climate cha
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 11:00am PST
the president is proposing would have stopped the massacre at sandy hook. he is targeting the rights of law-abiding citizens instead of addressing the real underlying causes of such violence. add this tote pot. the congressman from kansas said taking away the rights and abilities of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves is another display of the administration's consolidation of power. joining me now from connecticut is john larson. thank you so much for joining me, sir. let me get your initial reaction to what you heard from the president. is it what you were hoping for? >> absolutely. i was fortunate to fly up from the president from d.c. to newtown when he gave his address. i can you to his marrow he was impacted by this and said it was the worst day of his presidency and he was resolved to do something about it and he has. i think the nation is behind this president and it is different now. i think the road ahead may be difficult, legislators shouldn't be afraid to stand in the way. the teachers weren't afraid to stand in the way of that massacre. that principal was not afraid to st
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 12:00pm PST
. >> what! >> per a straight shooter. president obama made a decisive push for the most ambitious gun law overall this country has seen since the late 1960s. >> i will sit at that disk and sign a directive with law enforcement and schools and mental health professionals and the mental health community some of the tools they need to reduce gun violence. as they are important, they are in no way a substitute for the action of congress. it is time for a universal background check for anyone trying to buy a gun. congress should restore a gun on military-style weapons and a 10-round limit for magazines. we have long recognized that with rights come responsibilities. >> the president signed 23 executive orders and called on congress to act, acknowledging there is no law that can prevent every act of violence. the reactions that the president's proposals are rolling in. the speaker john boehner said they will review the republicans and warned good intentions do not necessarily make good laws. the senator said president obama is abusing his power with the executive orders and the senate will hold
CNN
Jan 16, 2013 9:00pm PST
with a statement today in which they say a number of things. but they also say that only honest law abiding gunowners will be affected if we, quote, if anyone is attacking firearms and ignoring children. that's not the solution to the crisis we face. of course their position has always been this. clearly that is going to be a very tough battle for the president. and it will rely on many democrats who are in red states and who have felt the full force of the bullying nra stand up and be counted. are they going to do that? >> i think that the issue remains a very open one in the minds of many of my colleagues, because they are hearing from their constituents that we really need to do something about gun violence. in fact, i heard that said to me personally again and again and again in the days that i was in newtown after this horrific tragedy, the days and the weeks that i spent huge amounts of time there. people in newtown, people in connecticut and across the country are saying we have to do something about gun violence. and let's remember, one of the president's proposals actually deals wi
CNN
Jan 14, 2013 4:00pm PST
law. what it is going to do is submit gun owners to fingerprinting. it will ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, require gun safety courses and background checks. he goes further than his democratic governor, and anthony o'donnell tells "outfront" the reality is martin o'malley is trying to get to the left of cuomo in new york because he wants to run for president in 2016. eric, former obama administration official rosa brooks, and our legal analyst, paul cowin. martin o'malley not the only politician who has 2016 ambitions who is stepping out in the gun law fray. louisiana republican governor bobby jindal wants a law to keep guns away from the mentally ill. how much is this push really about positioning for 2016? >> i think some of it definitely is about 2016. some of it is they want to be doing something. they hope if they're seen as doing something now, by 2016, the particulars may be forgotten, particularly by gun rights advocates and a lot in the democratic party as well as the republican party. they'll look at them as doing something. i don't think we should do
FOX News
Jan 16, 2013 9:00pm PST
introduce new laws without the legislative branch. a total of 23 executive actions were signed and immediately set into motion that could directly impact your right to keep and bear arms, and included on the list so-called clarification urging doctors and other health care providers to contact authorities if they arbitrarily deem a patient is a threat to themselves or others. so much for medical privacy in america. beyond that, and even more concerning, were the legislative proposals outlined by the president, calling for a universal background check, something that critics say could lead to a national gun owners data base and he wants the assault weapon ban reinstated and ten limit magazine, and a new gun trafficking law penalizing those who help criminals obtain firearms. what made it more shameful, it happened with children looking on as the president exploited their presence for for his own political purposes. >> and ask your member of congress if they support universal background checks to keep the guns out of their wrong. ask them if they support an assault on ban weapons
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 8:00pm PST
on the line for new gun laws. >> this will not happen unless the american people demand it. >> and he calls out the right wing machine that wants to kill reform. >> tonight, congresswoman jackie sleer of california on the president's major announcement. dan gross on the brady campaign and on whether the president's campaign can work. michael steele on the dispicable nra ad attacking the president's kids. >> plus, obama for america is getting the fan back together to fight the nra. >> it is time to get activated, again. >> former obama deputy campaign manager stephanie cutter joins me tonight. and congresswoman jan shakowski on the return of the public option. >> good to have you with us tonight. folks, thanks for watching. there cannot be another false start in curbing gun violence in this country. today, the path for change was paved. president obama announced proposals for sweeping reforms to gun laws in this country in the wake of the horror at sandy hook elementary, it's gut check time for america. >> this is our first task as a society, keeping our children safe. this is how we will be
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2013 10:00am PST
else under the law. >> and the president takes the first step towards challenging congress on climate change. >> we, the people, still believe that our obligations as americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. we will respond to the threat of climate change knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms. >> before leaving the capitol, president obama pauses to absorb the moment. >> take a look one more time. i'm not going to see this again. >> what about women's rights? on today's 40th abc anniversary of roe v. wade our exclusive nbc news-wall street journal polls shows for the first time a majority of americans say abortion should be legal in almost all cases. candid camera. the girls snap pictures. they dance. they laugh it up during the parade. >>> nbc's al roker scores a thumbs up from president obama. and gets a running handshake from vice president biden. >> mr. pres
MSNBC
Jan 17, 2013 2:30am PST
week calling for the biggest changes to gun laws this country has seen in two decades. yesterday the president surrounded by children who wrote him letters after the newtown tragedy urged congress to take action on a number of proposals including universal background checks for anyone buying a gun, restoring the ban on military style assault weapons and limiting magazines to ten rounds, giving law enforcement additional tools to prosecute gun crimes and improving the mental health system for young people in this country. the president also outlined 23 executive orders that mostly reinforced existing laws, speaking directly to congress he urged action despite a tough political road ahead. >> this will be difficult. there will be pundits and politicians and special interest lobbyists publicly warning of a tyrannical all out assault on on liberty. not because that's true but because they want to gin up fear or higher ratings or revenue for themselves. the only way we'll be able to change is if their audience, their constituents, their membership says this time must be different. tha
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2013 11:00am PST
some of the strictest laws on guns in our nation. let me bring in our political panel. former pennsylvania governor ed rendell, a nbc news political analyst and molly ball, reporter for "the atlantic" and chris van hollen will join us here shortly. governor rendell, the announcement is coming down tomorrow. the president promised that he wanted to act fast. is he at least timewise living up to what he said? >> no question. and this is good news for all of us who believe we need sensible gun control laws in the united states of america. the president is putting the full weight and prestige of the white house behind this. this is a big event tomorrow. the 19 things he can do that are executive power, he can do to tighten up the reporting system but the big three are the three you mentioned in your lead-in. getting rid of high capacity magazines, number one. getting rid of assault rifles, number two. number three, no one purchases a gun in this country without a thorough background check. they have do go through congress and the only way we're going to get them is if the presiden
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2013 9:00pm PST
. and then the president says he will sign the measure into law. >>> and tonight, in further breaking news, as slow as house republicans were to act in response to hurricane sandy, tonight's other major news is about how fast new york state was able to move to respond to a different kind of disaster. tonight one month and one day after the mass shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut, a town that is only about nine miles from the new york-connecticut border, tonight the state of new york has become the first state in the country since that tragedy to reform its gun laws. and it reformed its gun laws dramatically. as of tonight, as of tonight, new york has just enacted the toughest set of gun laws in the country. the state senate, which is run by a republican-dominated coalition passed the measure last night by a vote of 43-18. that was last night. then it was this afternoon the heavily democratic assembly voting. the margin in the assembly was 144-43. and then tonight, less than an hour after it won final passage in the legislature, governor andrew cuomo signed it, signed i
MSNBC
Jan 22, 2013 2:00pm PST
anyone else under the law, for if we are truly created equal than surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. our journey is not cleat until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote. our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. until bright young students and engineers are he be liennisted n our workforce rather than expelled from our country. >> there's grievance there, not just rights. people waiting in line. i said this before, i was lucky to be there when south africans first got the vote, all south africans, and they waited for four or five hours and i thought that was unbelievable. and then to watch people in america in this advanced society of democracy having to wait eight hours. it looked like a punitive action by republicans to be blunt about it from state legislatures and big capital city that is decided, you know what? let's make it hard for these people. maybe we can cut down that vote. >> that's one of those great underr
CNN
Jan 15, 2013 6:00pm PST
to that, record sales of ar-15 assault rifles. what's the solution? more weapons or stricter laws? let's talk about all of that tonight with our studio audience. it's our version of the town hall, the most important issue facing america right now. here is what the president is going to propose tomorrow. he will press for a ban on high capacity magazines with more than ten rounds. he will push for universal background checks and criminal and mental health checks, press for an assault weapons ban and the president will request that money be made available to treat mental illness. and that schools have more security. i agree with most of that. all of this comes on a day of two new school shootings, one in kentucky that left two dead and one in missouri that left two men injured. if you want to be part of the conversation, join us on twitter. use our hash tag which is #gunsinamerica. michael nutter and his police commissioner. delaware attorney general beau biden, son of vice president joe biden. welcome. >> thank you. >> let me start with you, if i may, mr. mayor. you're a mayor of a majo
FOX News
Jan 19, 2013 1:00pm PST
clinton and delaware attorney general bo biden. >> gregg: thank you. >> heather: law enforcement is hard at work making sure that monday's inauguration goes off without a hitch. metropolitan police department teaming up with national guard members from all across the country to manage those crowds and all that traffic along the parade route. >> short period, 36 hours, 6,000 national guard will be welcome to d.c. at one of three reception locations. >> i've never been to an inauguration. it's really an honor to have the opportunity to come down. >> to make sure that everybody has a safe and enjoyable time. >> they have been granted temporary arrest powers and help with security if needed. be sure to stick with fox news channel with complete coverage tomorrow. tomorrow we will have the official swearing in for president obama and tune in monday 11:00 a.m. eastern for inauguration 2013. bret baier and megyn kelly and head over to foxnews.com, get answers to your questions and watch videos streaming online. >> gregg: big changes are coming to security checkpoints at airports. tsa is removing
MSNBC
Jan 15, 2013 6:00am PST
governors are moving fast to change gun laws in their states, will support on the state level help or hurt the white house push here in washington? promises promises. today a deep dive into a president obama pitched as candidate obama and what he did from that first inaugural speech to his announcement speech and, of course, when he accepted that nomination. we are looking back at all of it. it is very interesting and you should take look. good morning from washington. tuesday, january 15, 2013. this is the -- little bit late, "daly run-down." i'm chuck todd. first reads of the morning. with washington once again careening towards a fiscal crisis, this one now about debt and spending. the president used his last news conference of his first term to make it clear he intends to stand firm and refuse to negotiate over the debt limit. >> republicans in congress have would choices. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. they will not collect ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. >> the p
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 8:00am PST
ambitious federal gun control program in decades. today's announcement brings together members of the law enforcement community and children, kids, who wrote to the president about gun control in the days after the sandy hook shooting in connecticut. nbc news has learned the proposals include universal background checks, bans on assault weapons and high capacity magazines, and an aggressive prosecution of existing laws. in more than a dozen orders, the president could enact without the approval of congress. >> the fact is they've made the political decision to go big for what it's worth. >> today's a beginning. today is the beginning of what has to be an every day campaign. it has to be -- i said you have to take this way out into the country. he needs to go into red states and talk about this. he's got to get on the phone when he's on air force one. >> as the white house ramps up for a massive campaign style p.r. offensive, so is the national rifle association. politico reporting today the nra is unleashing an army of lobbyists on washington and have you seen this? the nra hitting the pr
MSNBC
Jan 16, 2013 10:00pm PST
are extreme. >> guns are just one small part of it. >> all of those rights cannot be infringed. don't gag law-abiding citizens. >> are the president's kids more important than yours. >> the nra is out with a video. >> i don't know where to go with this. >> his kids are protected by armed guards. >> he mentioned the president's kids. >> this extremism is so frightening. >> the president's kids are off limits. >> why is it over the line, but not over the line for the president to bring in children. >> obama uses children as shields. >> we don't benefit from ignorance. >> i don't know where to do with this. >> this time must be different. >> these gun control measures are extreme. >> obama uses kids as human shields. >> with some of the nation's children. >> enough, this time must be different. >> today, president obama made white house history by being the first president to make gun control legislation his first presidential legislative priority. the president was preceded to the microphone today and introduced by the only person who could have put together a full presidential legislative pack
CNN
Jan 16, 2013 11:00am PST
to govern gun purchases. president also says he wants a law to limit ammunition magazines to a maximum of ten rounds. and perhaps the most controversial here, the president is asking for a nationwide ban on military style rifles known as assault weapons. as an example of the resistance the president is certainly bound to face here, today the national rifle association released this video ad that drags the president's own daughters into the gun debate here. the president said today, he cannot fight this one alone. >> if parents and teachers, police officers and pastors, if hunters and sports men, if responsible gun owners, if americans of every background stand up and say enough, we suffered too much pain, and care too much about our children to allow this to continue, then change will come. >> but what about the constitution? what about the second amendment? a lot of folks i know are asking and the president had an answer for that. >> as americans we are endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights to no man or government can take away from us. but we also have long recognize
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Jan 15, 2013 4:00pm PST
can do with even a series of laws that congress might pass. this is a problem that touches on a variety of areas of american life it needs to be approached broadly. jay carney says americans need to admit we haven't done enough to protect our children. shepard? >> how are lawmakers responding. >> some support tougher existence. few in favor of new laws. senate majority leader harry reid says he won't ask democrats to make politically difficult votes on issues that can't get the republican led house. republican -- examined very closely. >> this is a very important constitutional right, we are dedicated to protecting the second amendment from that standpoint. so, what we want to focus on are ways to make sure that people with serious mental difficulties are kept away from firearms. >> any legislative proposals would begin in the senate and then go to goodlatte's committee in the house. shepard? >> shepard: here in new york senator signed toughest legislation in the nation. law expands assault weapons ban already in place in new york state. it makes it illegal to buy those fir
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Jan 15, 2013 9:00pm PST
. new york becomes the first state in the nation to pass a gun control law in the wake of the sandy hook shooting tragedy. last night, lawmakers approved andrew cuomo's aggressive plan. and assault weapons ban and storing an assault weapon will now be considered a misdemeanor. and police will have a registry for people who r have assault weapons and limits magazine capacity to seven rounds, i hope you don't have more than three intruders in your house and gun crime sentences will be increased. pistol holders and weapons holders must renew the bills every five years and protects legal gun owners from having their identities revealed. and if-- after last night's giant gun grab my next guest immediately expressed his outrage. >> tonight, we preach about saving lives. not long ago, i think a woman was in georgia, she has several young children, her husband showed her how to shoot, somebody broke into her home, came after her, she shot him, i believe, six times. tonight, we're going to pass legislation that if she had eight rounds in that chamber, instead of seven, she h'd be a criminal. we h
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Jan 16, 2013 1:00pm PST
you inside the law enforcement command center working to keep him safe. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> this is cnn breaking news. >> let's get to the breaking news. a deadly terrorist attack on a gas field in eastern algeria near the libyan border. some of the more than 40 hostages seized have been released but a number of them are still being held, including americans. the state department confirms those americans are affiliated with the oil giant bp. let's bring in elise labott. the latest information you're getting is what? >> well, at first these assailants, these affiliated-al qaeda militants tried to storm a bus, these bp employees headed for an air field in nearby eastern algeria, that was not successful. then they stormed the compound of this living -- the living quarters of this air field and they took about 40 hostages. we understand that about seven americans -- we're not sure. it could be a little bit more, a little less -- are being held as well as britain, japan, norway, and ir labd. >> do we know who these americans are, what they were doi
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Jan 15, 2013 10:00am PST
enforcement of existing gun laws and he'll push for wider sharing of existing gun data bases, may make a wider push to make mental health information available to those performing the background checks. these aren't exactly the things that we heard about that were really upsetting to the gun rights groups. i mean, those sound like things he might have gotten agreement from the other side on. >> one would think so, but then again if you do that, you don't have credit for having done that yourself or cast your opponent as an obstructionist. the president could surprise us tomorrow and do it differently, but right now every sign they're showing he's going to do a my way or the highway kind of a deal. a sweep that president is going to bring forward and call on congress to do x, y, z. maybe a restoration or expansion of the controversial 1994, so-called assault weapons ban. that's not going to pass. it's hard to imagine that that would even pass in the senate where you have harry reid, the senate majority leader and other democrats calling for a slowdown, not a speed-up as relates to gun control.
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